Pioneer Appellant in Beijing Beaten to Death
Sun Shaomei, female, 37 years of age, an employee of Supply and Marketing Cooperative in the town of Linglong, Zhaoyuan County, Shandong Province, was among the first bunch of Dafa practitioners who went to Beijing to appeal several times since July 20, 1999. She was illegally detained by the local police for about 8 months (I cannot remember the exact duration). The second day after she was released, Sun Shaomei went to Beijing again (around November 18, 2000) and was not heard from since. About mid December, we received a death announcement from Tuanhe Labor Camp, Daxing County, Beijing. We then knew that she was beaten to death.